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Pragmatic Research Network

Advisory Board

             Bruce Wampold


Professor Bruce Wampold 

Bruce, who was trained in mathematics (University of Washington) before earning his doctorate in Counseling Psychology (University of California, Santa Barbara), is the Patricia L. Wolleat Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison as well as Director, Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway. Currently his work involves understanding psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives, which has led to the development of a contextual model of psychotherapy. His work is summarized in the forthcoming volume Great Psychotherapy Debate (Rev Ed, Routledge). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award from the American Psychological Association, and an Honorary Doctor in the Social Sciences, Stockholm University.   

           John Mellor-Clark


 John Mellor-Clark 

John has been engaged in the evaluation of UK psychological therapies and counselling for the past 25 years. Originally trained as an organisational psychologist, John's special interest in quality assurance in healthcare has led him to regularly publish and present on a range of topics such as best practice development, service quality benchmarking and the introduction of practitioner performance appraisal. Through the mid 1990's John led the development of the CORE System as the first UK standardised quality evaluation system for psychological therapy. Today, the unique empirical yield from CORE helps create one of the single largest databases of practice-based evidence in the field. As well as acting as Research Director for the Centre, John is co-founder and Managing Director at


                  Scott Miller



Dr Scott Miller

Founder of the International Center for Clinical Excellence Scott conducts workshops and training in the United States and abroad, helping hundreds of agencies and organisations, both public and private, to achieve superior results. He is one of a handful of “invited faculty” whose work, thinking, and research is featured at the prestigious 'Evolution of Psychotherapy' conference.  His ability to deliver a serious, relevant and compelling message through his engaging presentation style and command of the research literature consistently inspires practitioners, administrators, and policy makers to make effective changes in service delivery. 


                 Jeb Brown



Dr Jeb Brown

Jeb has over twenty-five years experience providing, managing and marketing behavioral health services in a variety of settings, including serving as the corporate clinical director for a national company with over 23,000,000 covered lives. He specialises in development of  outcomes management programs for large health care delivery systems while continuing to spend a few hours a week providing psychotherapy services in clinical settings. 



               Jason Seidel


Dr Jason Seidel

Jason Seidel is a psychologist and director of The Colorado Center for Clinical Excellence, a Denver-based practice devoted to feedback-informed psychotherapy and research. He also serves as research director and trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence, an international organization working at the forefront of integrating client feedback to improve the quality of psychotherapy. In addition to presentations and trainings on the appropriate calculation and use of clinical outcome data, Jason was one of the first psychotherapists to report his own outcomes in rigorous detail on the Internet, having tracked his own clients' outcomes since 2004. 



              Takuya Minami

Dr Takuya Minami

Takuya has mainly studied psychotherapy process and outcome during his academic career, particularly with regards to the effectiveness of psychotherapy practiced in clinical service settings (e.g., mental health clinics, university/college counseling centers). His interests are broader and include basic questions such as what optimal mental health is and how it could be fostered, taking into consideration the context of the individuals. He is also interested in research methods and statistical analyses. He is a member of APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and Society for Psychotherapy Research